What is freshman?

  • (noun): A first-year undergraduate.
    Synonyms: fresher
    See also — Additional definitions below


A freshman (US) or fresher (UK, India, Ireland) (or sometimes fish, freshie, prep; slang plural frosh, freshmeat or pichones) is a first-year student in secondary school, high school, college or university. The term first year can also be used as a noun, to describe the students themselves (e.g. They are first years).

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Some articles on freshman:

Luisa Marzotto - College Soccer
... In 2003, her freshman year, she won awards for best freshman in the Southeastern Conference women's soccer competition, was selected on the All-SEC ...
Mark Ingram, Jr. - College Career - Freshman
... Ingram played behind Glen Coffee his freshman year, and he was selected to the 2008 SEC All-Freshman Team ... His team-high 12 touchdowns also set the Alabama freshman school record ...
Bryant Ezeji - Freshman
... Ezeji redshirted his freshman year, but is good contention for a starting spot in the 2009 season ...
Freshman - Scotland
... At the four ancient Scottish universities the traditional name students for the four years at university Bejant/Bejantine (1st), semi (2nd), Tertian (3rd) and Magistrand (4th), though all Scottish universities will have a "freshers' week" and the term is as widely used with more traditional terms. ...
Maurice Acker - College Career
... in 31.7 minutes and started in all 28 games as a freshman at Ball State University ... He was named Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year in 2005-06 ... After his freshman season he transferred to Marquette University and sat out the 2006-07 season before suiting up as a sophomore in 2007-08 ...

More definitions of "freshman":

  • (adj): Used of a person in the first year of an experience (especially in United States high school or college).
    Example: "A freshman senator"; "freshman year in high school or college"
    Synonyms: first-year

Famous quotes containing the word freshman:

    It is well known, that the best productions of the best human intellects, are generally regarded by those intellects as mere immature freshman exercises, wholly worthless in themselves, except as initiatives for entering the great University of God after death.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)